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College Crosse Prospectus - June 4, 2019: All-Freshmen Team, Stony Brook Coaching Search, & Pro Lacrosse Thoughts

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for June 4, 2019.

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Congrats to everyone who made the 2019 College Crosse All-Freshmen Team. Chris did amazing work putting this all together.

College Crosse is proud to present this year’s All-Freshmen team honors for the 2019 season. Beginning at the conclusion of the 2017 season, the purpose of the All-Freshmen teams are to honor the best first-year players in college lacrosse. True freshmen and redshirt-freshmen are included in creating these teams.

You can find the entire All-Freshmen Twitter thread from yesterday morning here.

You can also find the selections on our Instagram page as well.

Thank you for all the positive feedback and kind notes.

Jake wrote a great post on Stony Brook’s coaching search.

At the beginning of the decade, the Stony Brook Seawolves were the pre-eminent mid major conference in college lacrosse. Led by one of the all time great midfielders in Kevin Crowley, they got to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2010, at home at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, and came up just one goal short of the Final Four in a loss to Virginia.

They would win 10 games the following year in 2011 as well. But then Crowley and that elite senior class graduated and Rick Sowell left to take over the head coaching position at Navy. Jim Nagle followed and made the NCAA Tournament in Year 1, but only had three winning seasons in his next seven and never got back to the dance.

Chris has everything you need to know about the opening weekend for the MLL & PLL right here.

The college season is over. And professional field lacrosse has taken over. Alongside Major League Lacrosse is the Premier Lacrosse League, a new league started up by Paul and Mike Rabil back in late October. Both leagues have six teams each with all of them playing at least one game (Denver and New York in the MLL played twice). Below are some thoughts on the weekend.

Penn State Assistant Amy Altig was named the University of Delaware’s new women’s lacrosse head coach.

The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse program has a rich history filled with conference and national championship titles. And with a culture of winning under her belt as both a student-athlete and coach, Amy Altig looks to take the Blue Hens back to national prominence as the program’s next head coach. Altig was named to the position on Monday, June 3, and comes to Newark following nine seasons at Penn State University, where she spent time as an assistant coach and most recently as the program’s associate head coach.

Ragsdale High lacrosse player pushes through pain to get back on field after surgery to remove tumor.

Annie Gibson’s final lacrosse season was in jeopardy. “I just kind of thought, ‘Oh I can’t play this year,’ and I kind of realized that and I came to terms with it,” Annie said. For two years, doctors could not pinpoint what caused pain in her shoulder. “Maybe it’s your posture, maybe you tore your rotator cuff or something like that,” Annie recalls hearing from doctors.

Bill Belichick explains why he loves lacrosse, which Patriots would make good lax players (not Tom Brady).

Bill Belichick is best known for prowling the New England Patriots sidelines as one of the greatest minds in the history of football. But even after spending decades as a coach in the NFL, Belichick still takes time out to show he has a soft spot for another sport: lacrosse.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

This is honestly shocking: Philadelphia Cream Cheese was never from Philly. So why do we call it that?

As brand names go, Philadelphia Cream Cheese couldn’t be more misleading: It has never been a local product. But the name has certainly given that impression over the years. Recently, a reader wrote to Curious Philly, the Inquirer’s platform where readers can ask our journalists questions, wondering whether it’s actually made here

World/National News

No one’s going to the mall anymore.

Retailers’ earnings season has gone from bad to worse. The bleeding intensified last week, with shares of Abercrombie & Fitch plummeting 26% on Wednesday, the biggest percentage decline since the company went public. PVH Corp., owner of brands including Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfilger, and Calvin Klein, dropped 10% that day, too. On Thursday, women’s wear chain J.Jill was down a jaw-dropping 53% and on Friday, Gap Inc. slid 9%.

Your GIF/Video for June 4, 2019

Today’s my birthday. Shout out to my mom for having me and bringing me to America.

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